L'Occitane en Provence

Core model - Design system

A deployment of the brand's websites to a new technical platform is ongoing. Thus, design had been reworked for the launch of the 2 first countries (USA and Canada). For the release of new markets with very different needs, it became a necessity to build a new core model.

Lead UI Designer in charge of harmonization, rationalization and design specification.

Partners in crime

Laura Bourne-Branchu
E-commerce Project Leader in charge of the new core model.

Laura Viana
UI Designer in charge of the Design system's follow up.

Project's conduct

Vue de 2 tableaux de données regroupant une liste de styles de boutons et de titres


Discovery, census and inventory of all the structuring elements on the current websites.


First draw for a hierarchy, establishment of the categories in agreement with the other actors of the project. Set up of the Style guide's tool (Zeroheight in this case).

Tableau de 6 colonnes de catégories: Getting started, Core elements, Components, Modules, Patterns et Templates.
Page de présentation des règles de styles d'un bouton primaire


Writing of the new prior guidelines: grid, buttons, texts, titles, colors and spacing rules; with, for each, the creation of situational mock-ups to check their viability. The goal is to rationalize and not stray too drastically from current design.


Build and filling of the style guide progressively with the design of others Core model projects (Forms redesign, evolution of the Check-out flow, ...).

Vue d'exemples de guidelines et de schémas de spécification pour différents composants du site
Fenêtre du logiciel Sketch montrant des symbôles du header du site


Creation of an UI kit library on Sketch, simultaneously and accordingly to the style guide.

What's next ?

Like any Design system, its evolution and consolidation are perpetual. The most essential next steps are a wider communication of these tools and the implementation of co-conception processes with the Front-end development team.